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Crystal Palace

Rua Alfredo Pacha, s/n0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Ranked #12 of 35 Attractions in Petropolis
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Description: The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.
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Melbourne, Florida
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Heard the best tenor singing an Opera scene in this venue that was the best Ive heard in my lifetime. The setting and accoustics made the experience even better. I love this venue.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
46 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This sounds better than it is in actuality. Personally I find the glass house in Rio's Botanical Garden of more interest. But from a historical perspective this place seems important. It just didn't do much for me.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Maybe I was there on an off time, but I didn't understand why it's a tourist attraction. There's not much to see, and the whole visit took under 15 minutes. There was nothing inside the palace; essentially, it looks like an empty greenhouse.

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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The place is nice although when I read the name of the place, I imagined lots of different possibilities for the place, but when I arrived there, I say a beautiful garden with an empty place made by glasses. I think it's better whenever they have concerts and events there, I was unlucky though

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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34 reviews 34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

Palace?! Park with stage is more like it... Ok, it has it's historical background but perhaps something could be organised by the municipality to make it more attractive a location.

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Markham, Canada
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157 reviews 157 reviews
39 attraction reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

I'm not sure why we bothered with this. The building itself is nice to look at for about 10 seconds. There are lots of orchids inside. We've seen much more and much better in lots of different locations, so I'm not sure why this is considered to be a must-see.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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264 reviews 264 reviews
78 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

A nice spot, amazing building in the old summer imperial city, but could have betterr attractions inside. If you go for a day to spend in Petropolis, not to miss. But dont go to Petropolis just for this.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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174 attraction reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

The palace is like many others around the world, but inside it is empty, sometimes have some expositions. Around the palace have a beatiful garden that the persons enjoy the day relaxing. When i went was free the entry.

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Niteroi, RJ
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Gorgeous square! The palace is amazing! You can have a beautiful stroll during the brakes on the carriage ride!

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Reading
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79 reviews 79 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Found this from the local map from the hotel reception. Glad I did not make a special visit here but it was on the walking route around town. Small open greenhouse type building fine in its own right but nothing speical. As it was a festival day when I was in town there was a concert going on when I... More

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